Deep down in our core we know we are meant to shine. We know that we are meant to live lives of joy, happiness, and love. However, the problem is that there are many aspects of our lives that don't support us in that.
We get caught up in the negativity, stress and pessimism of the world, which stresses us out and holds us back from being who we are truly meant to be.
But we don't have to be stuck in this. We all have the power to transform our lives so we can truly be who we are and experience our true power in the world. Here are 7 ways to harness your energy so you can truly shine:
#1 - Free yourself of negativity
Are you around people who are often negative? Do you tend to often be negative about things?
Being negative lowers our energy. It is an aspect of our ego mind and, therefore, disconnects us from our true selves. So become aware of when negativity comes up in your life and when you notice it, stop and change the subject or exhale to bring yourself into the present moment.
#2 - Process fear by writing it out
When we're experiencing thoughts of "I'm not good enough", "I'm not worthy" or "I don't deserve this" it is our ego mind talking to prevent us from truly steeping into our true power. While we may want to immediately dismiss these thoughts and try to push them away, that can create more stress and strain within us.
So we need to be sure to process these thoughts by externalizing them somehow. A great way to do this is through journaling. By writing these thoughts and feelings on to paper, they become weaker. As a result, we are better able to then tune into our true inner voice.
So when you notice fear-based thoughts coming up, get out a journal and start free writing the thoughts. Don't stop to think about the thoughts and feelings but just write it out. Do that until you feel complete. Afterwards you should feel calmer and more relaxed.
#3 - Feel happiness, joy, and love right now
Our ego mind tends to think that "If we get X, Y, Z, then I will be happy at some time in the future". This is nothing but a distortion of the reality. The only place that we can experience feelings of happiness and joy is through the present moment.
So the key in finding happiness is by doing things right now to support you in feeling the way you want to feel. Do activities in your life to support those feelings of happiness. Does playing music bring you joy? Then play music. Does dancing bring you joy? Then dance.
#4 - Be appreciative for what you have
By being grateful, it takes us out of the negative thinking of our ego, and into a mindset of our true selves. It also brings us back into the present moment. So find things that you are grateful for in your day to day life -- even in the aspects of your life you may not be so pleased about right now.
#5 - Steer clear of gossip
Gossip often tends to have a judgmental and critical energy behind it. It tends to focus on how someone is "bad" or "wrong" and how another person is "good". This is merely a distortion from our ego and it drains us of our true power.
#6 - Live with the intention to serve others
At the core of our true selves, we know that we are meant to serve others because at our core we know that we are all intricately connected. When one person suffers, we all suffer. Our ego is what makes us think that it's all about "me".
#7 - Create a morning routine
How we start our mornings sets the foundation for the rest of the day. So if we start our morning with chaos, then our day is going to be chaos.
So start your mornings with activities that bring you feelings of peace, joy and happiness. Maybe that is journaling with a cup of warm honey and lemon water. Maybe that involves taking a morning walk with your dog. Or maybe that involves reading an inspirational book.
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Jennifer is a self-love coach, writer, spiritual mentor and teacher. She is the founder of JenniferTwardowski.com and the creator of Your Power: How to Harness Your Energy So You Can Truly Shine and Ignite Love from Within: Meditations to Create Relationships and a Life Filled with Love, click here for a free meditation from the album. Her mission is to help women create more loving relationships with themselves.